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Property debt gap for UK regional markets widens

Lenders keep favouring exposure to central London, despite higher demand for real estate finance in the regions

Real estate debt investors must build around Brexit

The UK has been a hotbed for real estate debt funds, but uncertainty over Brexit and a high level of competitiveness are taking their toll.

Laxfield: borrowers show higher appetite for leverage

The debt advisor and investment manager saw in 2018 higher requests for loans with LTVs ranging between 65% and 70%, according to its latest UK CRE Debt Barometer.

Cass: UK property lenders increase activity despite drop in investment

The latest Cass report on UK real estate lending found new loan origination to have increased by 12% to £49.6bn in 2018, despite Brexit uncertainty.

Debt investment stacks up in China and Australia

Investor interest in Asia-Pacific real estate debt is increasing, but these two markets stand out.

UK retail NPL portfolios expected to be put up for sale

CBRE’s head of loan advisory expects an increasing number of non-performing retail loans to hit the market in the next two years.

Former Colony exec: new sale-and-leaseback business is a ‘credit play’

Georges Asmar's new venture will target Europe’s $4trn corporate real estate market.

Aareal increases US lending, but Western European volumes drop

The German bank generated €9.5bn of new real estate loans in 2018, up 8% year-on-year despite lower activity in Western Europe.

Italy drives record European NPL securitisations

The Italian GaCS scheme, expected to be replaced this year, has boosted European securitisations to €11.7bn, from €2.6bn in 2017.

M7’s Fraser: ‘Banks could be more transparent about what they can finance’

The firm's head of capital markets Hugh Fraser gives an insight into borrowing conditions across Europe.

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